George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, says he is auctioning the gun he used to kill the unarmed black teen.
According to Zimmerman, the Department of Justice recently returned the gun to him from , and decided to put it for sale.
“I thought it was time to move past the firearm,” Zimmerman told the station. “If I sell it, and it sells, I move past it.”
“The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin,” the description of the weapon reads.
The auction is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Thursday with a starting bid of $5,000.
“Now is your opportunity to own a piece of American history,” he wrote.
Asked by Fox 35 about critics who would see his actions as “wrong,” Zimmerman said, “I couldn’t care less.”
“They’re not going to be bidding on it,” he said. “I’m a free American. I can do what I like with my possessions.”
See text from auction description below:
Prospective bidders, I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon. The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012. The gun is a Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm. It has recently been returned to me by the Department of Justice. The pistol currently has the case number written on it in silver permanent marker. Many have expressed interest in owning and displaying the firearm including The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. This is a piece of American History. It has been featured in several publications and in current University text books. Offers to purchase the Firearm have been received; however, the offers were to use the gun in a fashion I did not feel comfortable with. The firearm is fully functional as the attempts by the Department of Justice on behalf of B. Hussein Obama to render the firearm inoperable were thwarted by my phenomenal Defense Attorney. I recognize the purchaser’s ownership and right to do with the firearm as they wish. The purchaser is guaranteed validity and authenticity of the firearm. On this day, 5/11/2016 exactly one year after the shooting attempt to end my life by BLM sympathizer Matthew Apperson I am proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds will be used to: fight BLM violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy’s persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric. Now is your opportunity to own a piece of American History. Good Luck. Your friend, George M. Zimmerman ~Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum~